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these people are surely guilty. >> the verdict for cult members accused in the starvation of a child, how long they could end up bind bars. -- behind bars. >> we have special ticket takers. we are alert them to what counterfeit tickets look like. >> how to know if your tickets are the real deal at tonight's maryland game. good morning. it's wednesday, march 3rd. i'm patrice harris. we have a school delay to bring you this morning. garrett county schools are on a two-hour delay, still trying to dig out in that part of maryland but they were closed yesterday so it sounds like they're making progress. today didn't bring more snow for them to deal with. meteorologist jessica starr is here with a look at what is
going on. we have rainshowers out there, so that is the good news we dodged the bullet again. >> i want it to dance. >> you want to do a rain dance instead of a snow dance. we're jumping for joy and that is good out there. you do want snow showers, you better hurry up and drive north and/or south. we are dealing with light rainshowers and light in nature but zooming closer the delmarva peninsula they're the ones moving toward dover and delaware having light showers right now. we are not seeing much at this hours because the temperatures are above freezing. 38 degrees with light showers at the vicinity. and the winds will pick up as the low pressure system scoots by the delmarva peninsula later this afternoon. temperatures across the state right now 38 both baltimore and d.c. 36 in dover, and 37 in salisbury and 27 still below freezing in oakland and garrett county could
see 1-2 inches. bundle the kids up and below normal temperatures with the light rainshowers and throughout the day, day cast at noon, lunch hour, 39 degrees and then 40 at 6:00 p.m. that is a look at the forecast but there's a real treat weather wise headed our way. that is coming up in a few minutes, but first let's check in with candace to see how the roads are doing this morning. >> reporter: we have a serious dent involving an overturned pickup truck that is in a snow bank. it's on bowling road. in fact that, is completely shutdown at court land matter road. as for the alternate, you can always use libber teed ro liberd court instead. we will keep you up-to-date on this one, but i have a feeling this is commanding a lot of attention and unfortunately will be there for quite sometime. as for beltway moving through liberty road, building conditions on the outer loop lanes but not too much to worry up toward 795.
outer loop lanes right now from 83 up toward the 795 exit, we are looking at a normal ride, 8 minutes at a nice and calm 54 miles per hour. and the same speed with just an 11 minute clip from 95 up toward the 83 exit. as for 95, traveling through baltimore nothing to complain about, from the fort mchenry tunnel all the way down toward the beltway, 8 minutes, nice and calm 55 miles per hour. that's a look at morning travels, patrice, back over to you. 6:03 on fox 45 morning news. it seems mother nature might finally be on our side. throughout this winter we have seen plenty of whitous conditions and more snow was predicted for our region this morning, but so far this morning, most of us are waking up to plain rain. megan gilliland in howard county with looking at conditions out there. most days we don't like the rain, but today we will take it. >> reporter: i don't have the hat on and the umbrella, it's a
welcomed relief out here. here at the shell station in howard county, not too many people out and about. not too many people concerned about the commute to work here this. it looks like we may have dodged another bullet. mother nature really on our side with the past two storms not bringing us too much to talk about. the only white stuff we keep showing you this is some the left over remnants from the blizzard, ice mounds here. the road conditions pretty good this morning. there's puddles along the side of the road, slick spots from being rain from the rain that fell overnight. not too bad. we have three weeks patrice left until spring. we have been hearing from a lot of on facebook page wondering if we're going to get hit by another storm in that time. and alicia lewis says i hope we don't get anymore. my kids need to go to school every day.
probabilitilday. probably a lot of parents feeling that way and hoping that their kids will get out. if it stays like this, they should be just fine and going to class through the rest of the week. megan imil land gilliland, fox g news. three cult members accused of starving a baby to death are found guilty. it took jurors less than two 1/2 hours yesterday to reach their verdict. in the end they found all three cult members guilty of child abuse that resulted in death and second-degree murder. these people are surely guilty of everything that the jury convicted them of and i'm absolutely delighted that the jury came back with the a just verdict in this case. >> right now i wish i could just hold javon. you know, this is all about javon, this is not about me or my daughter.
it's about javon. >> all three defendants represented themselves and all three now face the maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. they will be sentenced on may 18th. a man is nearly stabbed to death over the weekend while leaving a pub crawl in federal hill. it happened on saturday night. michael cruiser said it was supposed to be a fun night to raise money for his football flag team. as he left the bar two women and a man attacked him. 26 jearldz jennifer sanford and 32 years old kimberly fleming are behind bars accused of attempted murder in the incident. the man says that his stab wounds were so deep that he lost a significant amount of blood. >> when they cut my shirt it was spraying everywhere. i could see it. as they were pushing me down the hall it was leaving trails. police are still searching for the male suspect in the stabbing. baltimore county police find three men. the men blackmailed some the
victims in the prostitution operation and a few of those victims were minors. they allegedly operated out of three hotels in the baltimore/washington region and solicited customers by posting ads on craig's list. >> the internet out in allows people to never leave their room and engage in this illegal activity. >> investigators say in one case one of the suspects lured a 15-year-old girl to maryland by promising to make her a model. so what would you pay for a ticket to tonight's big maryland basketball game against duke? some people are offering tickets for 5 or 10 times the face values. others are getting even more creative than that. joel d smith is live in college park where it will all go down tonight. joel, you were asking me earlier if i were a student if i would sell my tickets or keep them. on facebook they are responding to that. sabrina said if she went to
school there, she would keep it but if she had an extra ticket you would be the one to go with her. >> reporter: sabrina, thank you. since how long have you been waiting here. >> 11:30 p.m. >> 2:00 p.m. on tuesday. >> reporter: the same group at 2:00. it's amazing. let me talk to you since you have been here the longest sort of the general. what is your name. >> i'm chris. >> reporter: you're a sophomore. >> you are supposed to be in class, what are you going to be doing? >> i'm skipping, because i don't want to watch european films. i'm going to stay out here. >> reporter: student are trying to sell their tickets for a lot of money. >> are you worried you might be tired tonight? >> no way. it's maryland/duke. >> tel>> reporter: finally whas
your strategy once the doors open up. you fly in there? >> we got big guys to push them out of the way. >> reporter: it's all about team. >> reporter: they have thought about this patrice. they have their strategy. some of them have been waiting since yesterday. they can't get officially in line until 7:00 but they ready to go. >> nothing would stop them, what is their price? they say everybody has a price what would it take to give up the ticket? >> reporter: very good question. they say everyone was a price, what if you literally were offered $500? >> no way. >> reporter: $1,000 for you? >> $1,000, no. >> reporter: $2,000 for you? >> no. >> reporter: you guys are crazy. we will find a number patrice. it will buy your books for the next 4 years. i got a maybe over either. >> here. >> forget about books, they're not buying books. i'm thinking about kegs and
pizza. would you pay hundreds of dollars for tickets to a sporting event? that's the question of the day. we will take your calls at the 7:00 hour. of course, i'm not advocating connectionkegs and pizza, i'm ng that at all. go to foxbaltimore.com and send us sound off in facebook or send us a tweet and text at 45203, 45b for yes, and b for no. what simon thought of "whats god to do with
lend helping hand not you can see good art for a good cause at the benefit. we are live this morning with the details for the morning's hometown hot spot, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> tell me about who mike is? >> mike is a good friend of mine and quite a few of my friends. we have kind of come together and put together this benefit for him. he has been having some trouble. he was recently diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma and he is kind of struggling a lit financially. we got together and put together an art show/fundraiser to help on his behalf. >> this artwork was done by you and your friends? >> it was done by people all over the country and some
outside of the country as well. there's about 150 contributing artists from canada, the west coast, all over the place. >> well, then we're going to check with you throughout the morning and see more of this artwork and find out of how people can get involved and help mike. thank you for joinining us. >> thank you. the benefit is this saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. saturday is going to be a great day. it's going to start feel spring-like around here by the weekend. light rainshowers in the region to deal with. there's snow showers but you're going to have to go north into pennsylvania or new york or further south into the carolinas but the low pressure system did bring snow showers to the south and it's going to move past the delmarva peninsula later today. you can see heavier rainshowers toward dover and salisbury but then the further west you go,
drier conditions out there, but the clouds will linger throughout the daytime for today and the temperatures, that was the reason that there weren't any real significant snow showers out there today because the ground temperature and the air temperature were above freezing, both lay degrees both baltimore and d.c. 36 in wilmington, 37 in hagerstown and 27 in oakland. here is the low pressure system that is going to scoot by the delmarva peninsula. on the backside of this low pressure system we will see breezy conditions and the clouds will stay thick throughout the daytime today and the first part of thursday with rainshowers in the region. breezy conditions but gradual clearing later in the day on thursday. high pressure is going to build in beautifully drying us out, and warming up into mild temperatures close to the 50 degrees mark by the weekend. a taste of spring by monday. a couple of more gray days before we get a real treat of the sunshine.
heavier and moderate rainshowers for them and the winds out of the north at 10-20 miles per hour. western maryland pretty much a great day in store for us today, 41 degrees and the winds out of the north and if you're traveling toward western maryland today, or through western virginia, 33 degrees with the critical temperature of 33 degrees and more rainshowers and snow showers mixed in but only 1-2 itches avenu2 inches os for them. overnight cloudy conditions and 33 degrees. there could be he refreezing on the roads. if you have travel plans early tonight and into tomorrow morning, those temperatures will be critical hovering around 32-33 mark tonight. some the forecast things improve, here we go. 41 degrees on wednesday. and we will see the breezy conditions and friday 47 degrees, mostly sunny skies. saturday is looking like a great day ale amount o ample amount o. as we look toward saturday and
sunday low biz and close to the -- 50s and close to the 60-degree mark on wednesday and thursday. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com/ride ar. now let's go with candace dold to see how the roads are shaping up this morning. >> reporter: 95 is starting to low down but no major complaints out there. moving through whitemarsh we're at 55 miles per hour. nice and calm 65 traveling on the beltway moving at harford road. we do need to talk about an accident, though, it's in baltimore county just outside of the beltway. there's an overturned pickup truck and it's in a snow bank, completely shutting down rolling road at court land manner road. it's near old court middle school there. to get around all of this you will want to use liberty road or
old court road as an alternate. checking through the area, at liberty road favorable conditions on the inner loop lanes and outer loop making the push toward 70. farther down toward catonsville moving at route 40 let's show you the area, outer loop lanes getting busy but no incidents so we will keep your fingers crossed there. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, back to you. an unexpected change on american idol last night. the girls were originally scheduled to take the stage, but one of contestants, crystal bowersock was rushed to the hospital. that meant the guys got to sing a day earlier. were they prepared? >> what has love got to do with it ♪ ♪ what is love ♪ but i secondhand emotion ♪ what has love got to do with
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toyota tries to win back customers, but lawmakers want to know how the car company plans to protect consumers down the road. adam shapiro has more roz i. >> reporter: in the midst of recalling millions of vehicles for gas pedals problems. brakes that override the gas pedal. the japanese company says that the future models will contain the override mechanism and they will install it on millions of
recalled autos. toyota bringing in experts to make sure that it's up to par. >> we are assembling a team of gished experts. >> reporter:teamdistinguished e. >> reporter:experts. >> when they have good expert people, professional people in north america making recommendations and then they don't listen to them, their business model is broken. i think mr. toyota got that message. >> reporter: congressman rockefeller says that the toyota failed customers in his state of the west virginia which happens to be home to a toyota plant. >> now it's clear that somewhere along the way public safety took a back seat and corporate profits drove the company's decision. >> reporter: to regain customers, toyota will give them, maintenance deals and low interest and leasing. they are trying to lure back
customers in the wake of the recall problems. they saw the sales tumble almost 9%. in new york adam shapiro. fox business. coming up next t toyota's bg recalls set it back in sales. the company that is in the driver's seat for the first time in 12 years. st. ambrose school is the beacon of the park heights community. that would be a sad day if that happens. >> later teachers students and teachers prepare for news today
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lot going on there. we need to get a check of the forecast for the day. meteorologist jessica starr is here. and she has company this morning. >> reporter: i do. emily is here this morning. where do you go to school? >> i go to school at deep creek. >> reporter: what do you want to say hi to this morning. >> i want to say hi to my parents and my teacher. >> reporter: you tell me you do weather and you do news in the morning for your school? >> yes, we have teleprompters and all of the cameras and stuff. >> you are already prepared. you seem a natural. i let you do weather for us. i will let you tell us what is going on weather wise for us this morning. >> right now there's light showers coming from salisbury into baltimore and then we will -- >> what what are the temperatures? >> baltimore it's 38 degrees, in dover it's 36 and salisbury it's about 37. >> and what about the bus stop forecast what are the kids doing this morning?
>> well, it is northwest winds at 5 miles per hour, 37 degrees with light rain. >> real quickly, what about the day cast, what is going to go with that throughout daytime for today? >> that right now is 37 degrees, quick hold and a little bit of rain. this afternoon it's 39 degrees partly cloudy and 6:00, some clouds and 40 degrees. >> perfect, you're a natural. let's see how the roads are this morning. let's check in with candace. say that? >> check in with candace. >> reporter: they good job. what a pro, wow, i'm impressed. thank you em. emily. if you're heading out and hitting roadways, there's a railway that is malfunctioning completely shutting down key highway north of the m mccomb u.susstreet. on 95 traveling the fort mchenry tunnel, let's check in the area. we have a big crowd especially
on the toll plaza coming through the tubes. checking on the 95 stretch the entire southbound lanes from the fort mchenry tunnel toward the beltway just looking at a nice and comfortable 8-minute ride 55 miles per hour. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, over to you. 6:32 on fox 45 morning news. we got rain but in most parts of our region we didn't get any snow overnight. and megan gilliland is live at howard county and it's nice to say the word snow and follow-up with we didn't get any. >> reporter: i took the boots off and put the sneakers on and all you need this morning is the umbrella. that is making a lot of drivers happy this morning. we talked with sonya and you said you were so happy that there wasn't any snow how the here this morning. >> i feel good. it's cold and windy but there's no snow to shovel off of my car. i'm headed to florida in a month. >> reporter: we saw puddles,
what did you see out there. >> that's about it, a little bit of drizzle. >> reporter: stay warm and have fun in florida. we have three weeks until spring. we are wondering are we going to get hit by another storm. what is going to happen. a lost you have been weighing in and lashan williams, sees absolutely. for some reason, mother nature seems to be upset with the universe. i'm not sure she is done ranting and raving yet. >> and heavy snow, earthquakes, tsunami, what is next. three weeks, three weeks, folks is all we have until spring comes our way. hopefully at that point we won't even talk about the 4-letter word of snow for sometime. live in howard county, i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. three cult members accused starving a baby to death are found guilty. queen antoinette, and treva williams and markus cob cobbs we found guilty.
in the end the jurors found all three cult members guilty of child abuse that resulted in death and second-degree murder. >> these people are surely guilty of everything that the jury convicted them of. i'm absolutely delighted that the jury came back with a just verdict in this case. >> right now i wish i could just hold javon. you know this is in his name. this is all about javon. this is not about me or my daughter. this is about javon. >> all three defendants represented themselves and now all three face the maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. they will be sentenced on may 18th. a towson gas station owner shot during what police believe was an attempted robbery has died from his injuries. 49-year-old william porter died yesterday morning at shock trauma after being shot several times. police say porter was opening the hess station at the 1600
block of joppa road on sunday morning when he was confronted by the gunman. that shooter is still on the loose. there's a 22,000 reward being offered for information about james ball's death. the 38-year-old was the overnight security guard from the bank of america building downtown. he was killed on february 20th when he walked outside of the building to breakup a fight. it happened as nearby clubs let out for the night. if you have any information about the incident, you are asked to call metro crime stoppers at 1866-7-lock up. the baltimore county residents are upset with exxon and the state department of environment for leaving them exposed to potentially contaminated water. in 2006 jacksonville residents were exposed to a 26,000-gallon gas leak from the nearby exxon station. exxon was ordered to monitor contaminated wells and deliver
bottled water to residents. but in a recent ruling, exxon asked the state if they could stop monitoring the wells avenue february first. and the department of environment agreed. they are satisfied with the company's work to improve the ground water there. >> i think it's ironic that exxon could sit there and say they're good neighbors but behind the scenes this is what they do. >> they won $150 billion after suing exxon. the companies is appealing though, so the companies have not seen a dime of that money yet. for sports fan check college park is the place to be. some folks are willing to pay anything to get inside of the comcast center tonight. na is where joel d smith is live with more on the demand for tickets. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, you know, we have some police here behind us coming through right now so we will get out of their way.
it's going to be a big game. they are not specifically here for that but counterfeiting is a big question for this. they're going to have extra security for that. they are telling ticket takers what to look for, so beside counterfeiting there's a lot of things going on. some people are selling their tickets online. we have guys who will definitely not do that. we have dan and george. how long have you been waiting? >> 3 to 4 hours. >> reporter: and then you have another 14 hours to go. this is crazy. are you going to go to class today. >> no, skipping class. don't tell my parents. >> reporter: well, you know, i don't think -- online, people are selling these tickets, sometimes student tickets for 1 gi$150, $200. is there any price you would give it up for? >> no way. i'm going to there for the entire game. >> reporter: you are going to be tired and cold. >> you think underarm or, the
brand is good but not good enough. getting chilly. >> reporter: you could still use a coat. >> yes. >> reporter: they do know about cheering and this is the big game. it's wasn't biggest in years it's for the acc championship, but i guess maryland fever is going to keep them warm. that is the strategy right now. >> i love that they're fa fanatl fans, but i find it hard to believe that studentses won't receive money. this person, said give me the $2,000, i will have a party and pay some bills. >> reporter: everyone has got a number. all right. let's say $2,000 for your tickets? >> $2,000? that's a lot, but the way maryland -- my loyalty goes deep. >> reporter: your parents would not be happy. it would help to pay for tuition and a couple of classes. i remember some games i went to,
really priceless. >> i hope they're not missing any finance classes because they're missing something here. all right, joel. we want to know what you think? would you pay thousands of dollars to a sporting event? that's the question of the day. you can go to foxbaltimore.com or sound off through facebook. send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer at 45203. enter fox 45a for yes or 45b for no. coming up several baltimore catholic schools could be closing at the end of the year. how that could impact students at other public schools. it's busy and this morning it's no exception. sheer a live look at 70, a lot of cars are already filling up the lanes on the outer loop stretch of that beltway. i will tell you what you will
given her control of her own clicker. >> she does this at her school every morning. she does the weather and journalism a little bit and anchors in the morning for the news that is going on at her school. emily ward i'm going to let you take over and give everyone the forecast. tell us what is going on weather wise this morning. we are going to have light showers coming through dover and wilmington going into baltimore later on this afternoon. and then today, we are having current temperatures of 37 in salisbury, 38 in balance more, - baltimore and 38 in washington. we're having school breezes coming in later on at 8:00 this morning. low temperatures and a little bit of rainshowers still. >> tomorrow? >> breezy tomorrow and mild temperatures coming in. get a little taste of spring coming soon. >> that's right, mild temperatures but for today unfortunately we will be dealing with some?
>> rainshowers, north winds at 10-15 miles per hour and 41 degrees today. >> tonight? >> and tonight we're having 33 degrees, north winds and 10 to 15 miles per hour. >> next 7 days looking pretty good isn't it? >> oh, yeah! today we sadly have more rain as we already have and wednesday today is 41 degrees, 70% rain and 33 degrees with breezy and windy. tomorrow it will be 20% rain. so we will have a little bit of clear up. 29 degrees tonight and i mean -- tomorrow night and 42 degrees in the morning. looking forward to this weekend, we're having 52, 56 and 55, which is a really good accomplishment. >> yeah. >> warming temperatures. >> really good and you did a great job. so good. you want to toss over to patrice and say, back to you patrice. >> speaking of great accomplishments.
you can point and click and do it all. this is what you do at school, emily. >> reporter: yes. >> you do the morning announcements. we have the camera and certain kids get to come in the morning before school and then we have the cameras and everything. >> very cool. >> and desk and everything. >> is this what you want to do for a living once you're out of school you think? >> yes, i want to be in the broadcast. >> we will talk after the show. very good job. thank you so much. >> all right. if you want your kid to be a part of weather kid wednesday, just send steve a note or drop him a line at fox baltimore.com. and now we need to check on our roadways. candace dold is here way look at the traffic edge. >> reporter: budding journalist we have on our hands. if you're heading out and hitting the roadways we have a slow go on our hands at 95 moving through whitemarsh at 44 miles per hour. and we do need to talk about trouble, though in baltimore
county on the west side. it's an overturned pickup truck that is in a snow bank completely shutting down rolling road right at church lane. it's right near old court middle school there. to get around all of this, use old court and liberty roads as the alternate route. on the beltway through the area it's a bit congested right at liberty but let's check in farther up moving through the park heights region. no delays to talk about the inner or outer loop lanes all the way up toward the jfx. on the jfx nothing to complain about. we're loving that from the beltway moving into the downtown region. just inside of baltimore, there's trouble, a railway sing alarm is malfunctioning, completing shutting down key s coming.
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the death toll in chile stands close to 800 following this weekend's massive earthquake, even as more bodies are found the country is slowly returning to normal. chile's president has asked for international aid. hillary clinton arrived with the most of u.s. aid to come. one maryland organization is among those trying to recover from the earthquake. the little sisters operate several homes in chile and sister contance carol is join you can this morning with how those homes made out in the earthquake. >> tell us about the homes you have there and how long you have been in chile. >> the little sisters have been in chile since 1885. which is a long time. one of the buildings that has been affected is over 100 years old. we take care of the elderly poor all over the world. two of the homes have been affected, three of them have been affected.
there are two in the capital city of santiago, one which was actually rebuilt after the earthquake of 1985. that home is doing all right. they have cracks, things broken, just one person with a minor injury. that home is okay. the second home in santiago was well over 100 years old. they have had to evacuate two wings of this and the rest, who knows if there continues to be after shocks. the house that is the worst off is in conception which is closest to the epicenter and they're having to evacuate the whole house. the first night they slept outside in tents. >> one the sisters who was there and in the homes at one of the homes at the time, sent an e-mail describing what was going on. one of the things she said, i never thought i was going to die but i did try to figure out the best position to be in when the floor collapsed because she was expecting? >> she was in the house that was least affected. she was in the new house in santiago. she has continued to e-mail. they're doing fine in the house she is in. they're getting ready to receive residents from the other home in
santiago and then we have another home south of conception, in a little town and the little sisters from there were trying to get up to conception to evacuate some of the old people from conception further south. >> for people who may want to help, what do you need to continue doing what you have den for so many years. >> the sister is american by the way. she has been out there, she went to unbc and she said that funds will definitely help. that is much better than trying to send things in kind because it's too hard to get things shipped down there. she said that obviously they will be needing money. we have a website for our community here in the united states. >> okay. >> so we're going to dedicate any donations that come to our website for the month of march through chile. >> say what the website is. >> www.littlesistersofthepoor.cm www.littlesistersofthepoor.co m. >> thank you so much for coming. >> best of luck with what you're
doing. >> thank you. what do you do if your wine isn't chilled? down 15 degrees. >> how long will it take the chill and how long can it go? we put the robe wine chill letter to the will it work test. st. ambrose church as well as the school is the beacon of light in the park heights community. that would be a sad day when that happens, if that happens. >> next students, parents and teachers prepare for the expected closing of
the archdiocese is he meeting with parents, teachers and school administrators to give them news that many of them may not want to hear. what impact if any will that have on city schools. dr. andres alonzo ceo of city schools is joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> nobody wants to hear their schools are closing. will the catholic closing have any impact on your schools?
>> it should an impact. if the parents look around and see options that they like in our schools. we're going to have to work with the archdiocese and the parents in order to make sure that they get the right information. it's a wrenching decision for the archdiocese and the communities. i know the archdiocese is acting with extraordinary responsibility in thinking of how to sustain an educational system in a time of declining enrollment and hard to find resources. >> speaking of those resources, a lot of issues we want to talk about with you. there was a big rally in annapolis, a lot of parents came out to say don't cut funding for the city schools which is a possibility. are you concerned about what is going on in the legislature right now? >> i'm always concerned with anything that impacts my ability to serve the kids. what you saw on monday was parents from throughout the
city, you know, embracing a notion that it's about them. i also understand -- i wasn't in the rally, but i understand that almost all our elected officials were there as well. so it's important to have that kind of show of unity. >> right. >> around what is the most important thing going on in the city right now. >> next week big week for you guys. the msa tests some. >> it's d day of sorts. we thought we were going to get another week to prepare because of the snow, but no, no. we couldn't do that. so kids in grades 3-8 take the msas. they take the makeups the following week. it's incredibly important that students attend during the week because lack of attendance counts against us for no child left behind purposes. and i want to wish the best to all of the people in the schools that have worked so hard this year and also to the parents and
the kids. you know, it's too bad that we missed so many days but i know we're prepared. >> 15 seconds. you're going to be in annapolis today? >> i'm testifying in support of the governor's legislation for race to top. i it's incredibly important that we qualify for the grant. about $47 million or so for the state of baltimore city alone over $200 million for the state as a whole. i think it's a progressive move on the part of the government. i applaud him and i'm going to testify on behalf of the change. >> we will let you get on your way, then. thank you for stopping by. always appreciate it. >> coming up in our 7:00 hour, scams that could try to rip you off in these tough times. how to avoid them and keep your money. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith live in college park where fans are already in line for one the biggest basketball games in
letter ter tothe will it work t. good morning. it's wednesday, march 3rd. i'm patrice harris. we have a school delay to bring you this morning. garrett county schools, excuse me, are ow on a two-hour delay. it's because of snow they have been dealing with for a while, not because of any new snow. jessica starr is here to tell us that we didn't get any new snow. that is good news. the earn shor eastern shoreg showers. we could see a couple of flurries later today but more or less showers. we could deal with flurries in the region compared to what we have been through the month of february. you can see the low pressure system starting to move toward the southern tip of the delmarva peninsula. closer you can see rainshowers
toward salisbury and south of dover. otherwise most of the areas are pretty dry this morning. there are still wet roadways out on the region for today. current temperatures, this is why we didn't see showers out there, the temperature of the road and the air were just warm. 39 in baltimore. 38 in d.c. and 27 in oakland. so the bus stop forecast for the kids bundle them up. overcast skies 37 degrees with light showers in the area. the day cast for today, light showers in the morning, mostly cloudy skies, and 39 by lunch hour and then 40 degrees with cloudy conditions later today. there's good news headed our way weather wise. i will tell you what that is coming up in a few minutes but first we will check in with candace to see what the roadways are doing this morning. >> reporter: thank you, not backed up at whitemarsh but look at it approaching the beltway there. we do have a lot of brakelights on the southbound stretch toward
695. 95 does clear up a bit moving through baltimore so we will take that. the southbound lanes from the fort mack henry tunnel all the way down toward beltway at minutes -- 8 minutes at a nice and calm 55 miles per hour. the volume continues to build from 95 up toward 83, 13 minute clip at 47 miles per hour. and it's already dipping down toe 46 miles per hour with a 10-minute ride from 83, making the push up toward 795. check it out from 795 toward 95, reduced speeds, 20 minutes at 31 miles per hour. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, over to you. 7:03 on fox 45 morning news. it seems mother nature might finally be on our side. throughout this winter we have seen plenty of white how the conditions and more snow was predicted for our region today. so far this morning most of us are waking up to just rain. megan gilliland is live in howard county with a look at things out there.
megan, february was bad. i'm really like march, though. >> reporter: i tell you what, i will take this rain. i will take the wind, i will take the breeze. not so bad when you look at what we have dealt with in the past. a lot of drivers here in howard county happy that they're not shoveling their cars and dealing with icy conditions out there. and we have been talking with a lot of them and patty you're happy that you didn't have ice on your windshield. >> finally and three snow storms i'm ready not to have anymore snow. >> reporter: we had no trouble out there. how about you. >> it's not bad, a little bit chilly and bone-chilling cold. >> reporter: we have been asking everybody, we are three weeks until spring, do you think we will get hit again? >> no i but that is me, saying i don't want anymore snow. >> reporter: take a look at what some of these people have already said this morning. sabrina martin says, i love snow. hopefully we get another big blast of the white stuff. let's not forget about those little ones who look for snow so
they wouldn't have to go to school. sabrina, i don't know. maybe you can come and stand with me the next snowstorm and we will let you shovel a little bit. i think you are much tougher and behavior to home hope for more snow out there. keep the posts coming. with you think that mother nature is going to test us one more time. live in howard county, megan gilliland. fox 45 morning news. this morning's maryland association of counties will meet in annapolis to ask lawmakers not to make anymore. there have been deep cuts across the road, to road maintenance, fiscal years of 2010 has been the toughest year in memory. with so many cuts 2011 is expected to be tough as well. layoffs are on the way for city workers in annapolis. the city is trying to cut a $12.1 million budget shortfall. that could cost as many as 60
employees their jobs. it will be the first time in the city's history it has had to lay oaf workers. 40 more positions that are already vacant are not expected to be refilled. those layoffs start next week. what would you pay for a ticket to tonight's big maryland basketball game against duke. some people are offering tickets for 5 to 10 times the face value. others are getting for creative with. joel d smith is live at college park where it's all going to go down tonight. boy, now you have a crowd. why are these kids in class. >> reporter: there's no class going on today, not for this group at least. we have, i would say, a few hundred people here already. the fine has officially begun. it's 7:00 a.m. and we're only 14 away from the impressive tip off. of course the big game against duke tonight. maybe this is the game that they remember forever and is that reason why you're here in the front of the line, john? >> it's the reason i'm here in the front of the line.
i'm excited for the terps. we are doing well this year. >> reporter: two things, how is this going to work and what time will they open. >> they will open at 7:30. we are hoping it will be more team work. we will get out there and save seats for each. we have been out here for 8 hours so why not. >> reporter: people online are offering crazy money for this. $350 a ticket. one guy says he will give free legal service for a ticket and there's student tickets, those are free going for $150. you would do it for $1,000, you would give up your ticket? >> on no way. >> reporter: these guys have been waiting for a long time. how do you eat when you are outside? >> people will -- >> they will bring you food taking shifts. >> reporter: they have been out here a very long time and yes, patrice, we're 14 hours away from tip off. >> that is amazing, especially since it's supposed to rain all
day, also. they don't seem to mind. >> reporter: they don't mind. these people are crazy. we did a little bit of this back in the day when i was here. now it's even worse. i don't know -- >> and they keep saying they wouldn't give up their tickets for any amount of money. i bet if you went in your wallet and pulled out a couple thousand dollars that once they saw the green, they might change yourer their mind. >> reporter: if i stole your wallet, i would have a couple of thousand. $2,000 for your ticket, will you give it up. >> no, because tonight is going to be the night when they are going to solidify the play of the year. >> reporter: a lot of sports reasons. >> the seniors last home game. i get it. if you had the wallet, the two thin dimes you would have to rub together, i don't think anybody would want it, joel. we want to know what you think.
would i pay hundreds of dollars for tickets to a sporting event, any sporting event tonight's game included. that is the question of the day. go to foxbaltimore.com or send us a tweet or text your answer at 45203, enter 45a for yes or 45b for no. coming up using art to raise awareness. the cause that a weekend exhibit will benefit. a big warm up and su
we're doing this fundraiser for him? >> mike karen is a friend of mine and several of my friends. he was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and he is struggling financially. we came together to help him. >> how is this art going to help him a bit, it's beautiful. >> we're doing a silent auction from 7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on saturday. we're doing as much as we can to help him out. >> i see a wide variety of artwork. that looks kind of abstract to there were some faces. a lot of different things to choose from? >> it's definitely something from every genre, but a lot of is graffiti based, because that is the community we have been around. photography, tattoo art, ab tract and oil paintings.
>> that's means you will bring a lot of different people. dan we will check with you one more time before the morning is over. thank you very much. the auction i is this satury from 7:30 p.m 7:00 p.m. to 1:00. they are going to have great weather but today we are dealing with rainshowers and lower temperatures because of this low pressure system that is sitting off the carolinas that is going to slip by the delmarva peninsula. that is bringing us showers today and snow showers to new york and pennsylvania. otherwise we are dealing with cloudy skies. the winds will start to pick up. you can see moderate rainshowers toward dover or toward ocean city and salisbury. you will want to keep that umbrella handy. we could see sprinkles throughout the region for today but more the less overcast skies. 31 degrees in baltimore, 38 in
d.c. of the 37 degrees in hagerstown and 31 in oakland. we still have the potential to see 1 or 2 inches from of the coastal low system on the wraparound of the backside of the he low pressur low pressuret scoots on by. cool conditions, a lot of rainshowers in the vicinity. once the low pressure system starts to pull out later tonight and for tomorrow for thursday, breezy conditions will replace the low pressure system but the clouds will linger for thursday trying to peek out later in the sunshine tomorrow, but the good news is we're in for a treat starting friday through weekend. the high pressure system is going to build in nicely, drying us out, mile temperatures and a little bit of a taste of spring. the temperatures will be in the low 50s for the weekend and then by next week, early next week, workweek close to 60 degrees. for today, we got to get through today and tomorrow. 39 degrees with an ample amount of rainshowers for the eastern shore and the winds starting to get a little bit strong out there at 10-20 miles per hour. the central maryland hair a a gy
day in store for us. western region has a better chance because of the temperature around 33 degrees, they could see more snow showers rather than rainshowers if you're traveling west through garrett county for today. you could see but know huge kueh--accumulation, 1-2 inches. the winds picking up out of the north at 10-15 miles per hourment tonight cloudy skies, 33 degrees, that temperature will be critical, because we could see refreezing. the roadways will continue to stay wet throughout the daytime for today. if you have travel plans late tonight or early tomorrow morning, you take note of that there could be slick spots in the outlying areas. 45 degrees for today. and a couple of peeks of sunshine later in the day. on thursday depending on how fast the low pressure system takes the clouds with them, 52 on sunday and then look at monday and tuesday in the
mid-50s. that is going to be feeling very nice. remember, fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 popular doppler radar to see when the rain or snow will be over your house. just go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now to see how the morning commute is shaping up here is can dos. >> reporter:candace. >> reporter: thank you, jessica. we're at 37 miles per hour in at 45 traveling through whitemarsh and at 42 at harford road. we need to talk about an incident. an overturned pickup truck that is in a snow bank completely shutting down rolling road. that is at church lane. it's right near old court middle school there. to get around this mess, you will want to use old court and liberty road as the alternate route. let's show you the region there
and it's already backed up from liberty down toward 70. and once you finally get toward the catonsville region. we will check in moving at route 40 and look at that. just a lengthy delay there on the outer loop lanes all the way down toward wilkens avenue. once you finally hit 95 this morning traveling through baltimore, let's check in near the 395 area, a much prettier picture there on the southbound and northbound lanes. and by wait, there's a malfunctioning railway signal arm and it completely shuts down key highway. that is north of macc month, us
new this morning, the senate judicial proceedings committee is set to consider several bills on sam same-sex marriage today. committee members will hear testimony on legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage along with the proposal that would ban the recognition of marriages performed in other states. the attorney said that the maryland should recognize gay marriages pe -- same-sex marrias in other states. couples can start applying for marriage licenses at
8:30 this morning. that is when the marriage bureau will open. workers have been told to expect 200 people to show up. d.c. is the 6th blase i place ie nation where couples can marry. they end up filling a filibuster. senate democrats have blasted the kentucky democrat for blocking a bill that jeopardized the jobless benefits of hundreds of thousands of americans. congressional leaders worked behind doors to work on the compromise. samantha hayes joins us now from washington with more. this was a very interesting story to watch unfold, samantha. >> reporter: yeah. it really has been, patrice, because senator bunting was holding this oaf all by himself saying that he didn't agree with the merits of the legislation. he said it ought to be paid for. >> the ayes are 78, and the nys
are 19. >> reporter: the bill is passed. >> reporter: the bill that will extend benefits for unemployment and road projects, was blocked by senator bunting who said at a cost of $10 billion it had to be paid for first. >> barely one week after president obama signed the pego law into effect the majority leader proposed a bill that was not paid for. the bill passed and added $10 billion to the deficit. >> reporter: he agreed to end his filibuster on the condition the senate also vote owe a plana plan on how to pay for bill. >> we are working on this. we . >> reporter: senate democrats used the opportunity to criticize the gop. >> they have followed now a strategy of blocking everything. they have gone too far. they have gone too far in
blocking this unemployment benefits. >> reporter: in a home state of kentucky the reaction for his initial position against the bill was criticized by some. >> we think that what he has done is going to hurt some of the unfortunate people that are already having a hard time. >> reporter: at a cost of $10 billion benefits for unemployed workers and -- >> in a statement issued by senator bunting after the vote. he challenged democrats to be able to pay for future legislation that they want to see passed. we may see the first example of this whether they do it or not, with revisiting of the healthcare reform debate we expect to hear from president barack obama today as he is going to talk about foreseeing this path. it could be a complicated procedure in the senate and the house. back to you. samantha, i know that the senator said he had concerns about the cost of the bill. were there personal issues going
on, though, behind the scenes? >> reporter: well, you know, senator bunting is not running for re-election, you could argue that he probably didn't feel that there would be, you know fallout for him in terms of whether he would be reelected. he also has big problems with republican leadership especially in the senate. he feels that it was their doing that kind of you know, maybe forced him into retirement. he wasn't able to raise money in his home state. you are familiar with that issue. there's no love between senator mitch mcconnell, specifically the other kentucky senator. >> that was his way of saying goodbye. samantha hayes, reporting live from washington, thank you. coming up the trial of three cult members wraps up. hear the verdict that was handed down by the jury. next a scam that promises to help parents financially. what you should watch out fo
>>if a seemingly ledge at this e non-profit organizations offered you money per child, you would want to take it, but it's a scam, angry barnett with the better business bureau is here tell us about the scam. >> the love foundation is real? >> it's a legitimate non-profit. what is happening consumers are looking for jobs or work. they're on the jobs listing of craig's list and what the ad simply says, if you haven't paid your taxes which means they're looking for low income people that may not actually owe people, out of workpeople, whatever, you haven't paid your
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 7:31 is the time. i'm patrice harris. we have a school delay to bring to you this morning. garrett county schools are opening two hours late this morning. they have been dealing with a lot of snow this winter. we didn't get anymore overnight to add to their misery but they still have a lot to dig out from. meteorologist jessica starr is here with a look at what we're expecting today. we have been looking at the folks at university of maryland and they're willing to stand out in the rain, fortunately it's not snow. >> reporter: temperatures are a bit below normal but we're in for a real treat.
if we could wait for two more days, we will be in the clear for a while. >> although, i think some of the terp fans would agree to get inches and inches of snow if it meant that the terps win tonight. they would trade the rain for snow. >> reporter: i'm sure they would. we are dealing with rainshowers across the region. this low pressure system is going to trek across the delmarva peninsula and it going to bring windy conditions this morning. we do still have the potential throughout the daytime for today to see some light rainshowers in nature, maybe a couple of flurries mixed in. the temperatures are that's the concern why we didn't see rainshowers. 39 in baltimore, 38 in d.c. 37? salisbury and hagerstown. the bus stop forecast, bundle the kids up.
37 to start this morning, and lunchtime and the clouds are thickening up by 6:00. there's a real treat coming up weather wise. i will tell you what it is coming up in a few minutes but first we will see what the roads look like with candace. >> reporter: not a treat with delays. poort opart of the problem is ta report of a new accident inside of all that congestion. you will want to avoid this corridor and use route 40 or bel air road as the alternate. from the fort mchenry tunnel toward the beltway looking much better there. we are at 8 minutes a ride at 53 miles per hour. and then, southbound 895, a normal ride. a 9-minute clip at 55 miles per hour from the harbor tunnel down toward 95. but look at this beltway, the outer loop lanes from 95 toward
83, 23 minutes at 23 mielsz perr hour. that's a look at morning commute, back to you. we got rain, but in most parts of our region we didn't get any snow. megan gilliland at howard county with how things are out there. isn't it nice not to have to scale snow mounds to do your report. >> reporter: patrice, i can't tell you how happy i am. we are talking to drivers out here as well. and jerry you live in howard county, you're going to delaware right now, howie are you that there's no snow out there? >> i enjoy the fact that there's no snow out here, and snow in the perimeters. during the last snow storms, we had house damage and tree damage. i have had enough of it. i'm looking guard to spring time. >> reporter: we have three
weeks left, do you think we are going to see a snowstorm. >> i do a 10 day forecast, and we see the temperatures staying high, but it was a surprise last night because the temperatures weren't that high and we didn't get snow fall. >> reporter: i'm crossing my fingers that you're right and we will only see more rain. let's check out the facebook page and see what you're saying. missy wrote and said there's still a chance for snow after all. it is march. stephen griffith junior said, yeah, it's still early. that's right, it may still be early but three weeks, so close, so close until spring. i'm thinking ahead. a little chilly out here but not for too muc too much longer. live in howard county, megan gilliland fox 45 morning news. three cult members accused of starving a baby to death are found guilty. queen antoinette, and trevia
williams, and mar markus cobbs e found guilty of child abuse that resulted in death and second-degree murder. >> these people are surely guilty of everything that the jury convicted them of. i'm absolutely delighted that the jury came back with a just verdict in this case. >> right ou now i wish i could d javon and hug him. this is in his name. that is all about javon, not about me or my daughter. it's about javon. >> all 3 defendants represented themselves and now all three face a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. they will be sentenced on may 18th. a man involved in a drag race that killed eight people gets 15 years in prison. derrick bullock was sentenced yesterday. he was racing tevon taylor when he slammed into a crowd watching a different race. taylor was convicted monday of
driving in an illegal street race and reckless driving but the jury deadlocked on vehicular manslaughter charges. his retrial on those counts has been rescheduled for october. for sports fans college park is the place to be today. the duke blue devils are coming to town for one of the biggest basketball games in years. some the people are willing to pay anything to get inside the comcast center tonight. that is where joel d smith is live with more on the demand for tickets. you're inside. something tells me you're not leaving before 9:00 tonight. >> reporter: i will find a way back, i think, patrice. yes, definitely. here is a preview of what the folks are going to get once the folks are inside. these are great traditions. folks like to waive these around a little bit. we are going to talk to associate director who went to school with me here at the university of maryland. these are good days, aren't they. >> just a couple of days. this is an exciting business to
be in. it's always more fun when you're winning and hosting big games. we got both here right now. >> reporter: this is beautiful. the kids are going to be getting the gold shirt. that was the color worse than at home this year. and how long does it take to set this up. >> we have a butc bunch of studs last night. we will have other surprises that we won't let you see. we will have this place exciting and decorated with a bunch of tricks for tonight. >> reporter: there's a high demand online. 4 to $500 a ticket. is counterfeiting an issue. >> every sport we have. people try to find creative ways to get inside of the building. we have a staff that is adept into identifying the counter fit tickets. >> reporter: it could be bed
lum. >> we are expecting that we might have higher energy than usual. the duke game is one of those games. with both teams playing like they are we are expecting higher energy level tonight. >> reporter: we were not rowdy when we were here. >> no that's why i sat with my hands underneath my legs. >> reporter: that's why you got as far as you can. you can feel the atmosphere building and the folks outside they feel that way, too. i'm fortunate to be in here right now. >> you not get rowdy, joel. i don't believe that. you were jumping on the desk this morning to get to go down there. >> reporter: maybe. >> that's possible, that's possible. it is an exciting time. the online people are offering everything still, even those free tickets the students get, $150 for those. the kids said outside that for $2,000 they wouldn't do it. i'm not sure if i had the money, they would do that.
i got my souvenir and i'm set. >> i will let you play the serious reporter type that you are. >> reporter: i will play it, sure. we want to no what you would think. would you pay hundreds of dollars to a sporting event? >> the heads are nodding around here. you can go to we foxbaltimore.cm it and he will us what you think or text your answer to 45203, enter fox 45a for yes or fox 45b for no. coming up did the judges impress the judges in last night's american idol? >> come on talk to me ♪ ♪ we could see >> find out if they rose to the challenge. we are in the middle of morning rush and it's definitely a busy one. we definitely have a lot of cars out there on the southbound lanes at mount caramel road. i will show you what
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hospital that meant that the guys got a chance to sing earlier. were they prepared? >> come on talk to me ♪ ♪ we can see ♪ all is going on ♪ what is going on ♪ what's going on ♪ i got to demo what's going on ♪ can you tell me what's going on ♪ >> jar main sellers sung "what is going on" and he had the judges asking the same question. >> i don't know. it didn't work for me. it was off a little bit and pushed too hard again, i think. >> if i pulled back. >> he didn't like to hear that, but i'm not a fan of his style singing. tell us what you thought. go to facebook.com/fox baltimore. you can follow candace on her idol blog as she takes us behind the scenes all season long. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on american idol under the entertainment section.
can you watch american idol again tonight and tomorrow at 8:00 here on fox 45. let's check in with meteorologist jessica starr and she is not singing the blues because there's no snow. there isn't a lot of snow. we had rainshowers out there earlier thanks to the low pressure system that is sitting off the north carolina coast and it's going to push past the delmarva peninsula. we will still have the potential to see rainshowers out there today. will you want to keep that umbrella handy. heavier rainshowers for the delmarva peninsula toward salisbury but otherwise things will be quiet. we will have a thick cloud deck out there and it's going to allow for the temperatures to stay normal yet again today. 38 in d.c. and the temperature was critical. that is why we didn't see snow showers out there because the road temperature and the air temperature were above that 32 degrees mark. 36 in dover right now.
37 in salisbury and hagerstown. and still 27 below normal in oakland, maryland this morning. on the future scan model we have the low pressure system that is going to be in our region for the next 24 hours, it's going to bring light rainshowers to our region today. cool temperatures and breezy conditions later today waking up tomorrow for thursday. we will still have the clouds in place. gradually clearing for tomorrow so a little bit of a better day. as you look for friday wil throh the weekend the high pressure system is going to clear us out and dry us out and a little taste of spring with amp alamount of sunshine in -- ample of sunshine for the weekend. we need to get through today and tomorrow before we can enjoy the sunshine. 34 degrees for the eastern shore, and the clouds and rainshowers. the winds are going to pick up stronger for the eastern shore because it's closer to the coastal low. an overcast day for central maryland 41 degrees for the high
temperature. travel plans for western maryland toward garrett county. they have the potential to see more snow showers and rainshowers because of higher elevations and that cooler temperature that is close right to the 32, 33-degree mark. for today, baltimore widespread showers on again and off again the potential is there for rainshowers and clouds, 41 degrees. then for tonight, mostly cloudy skies, 33 degrees, although that will be critical for us in the outlying areas, because that temperature we have the wet roadways and we could see refreezing on the roadways. if you have travel plans for later tonight or early tomorrow keep that in the back of your head. 42 degrees by tomorrow for thursday, gradual clearing later in the day, but then friday, 47 degrees and here goes the temperatures, begun o begun on , and even looking toward monday and tuesday temperatures climb into the mid 50s. we actually should be for the first weekend in march. let's check in with candace to see how the roads are shaping up
this morning. >> reporter: not a pretty picture of many parts of that beltway. we're checking in on the west side right now and moving through catonsville at 30 miles per hour. at 27 miles per hour right near security boulevard, and then look at that, at a 6 miles per hour near harper road. so it's definitely going to be at reduced speeds out there. as for 95, there's a crash on the southbound lanes. we do want to show you the scene moving through whitemarsh right now. here you can see the activity there. it's off to the left but nonetheless we do have a lot of cars that are stopping by the scene there just tapping their brakes there. not 4 at any timely, thi at anys with lengthy delays. you will want to use bel air road as an alternate. at the 395 area near the stadium, that is favorable conditions, we will take that. northbound lanes and southbound stretch toward beltway. and then just inside baltimore, we do have an incident. it's actually a malfunctiontion
that brings us to the question of the day, would you pay hundreds of dollars for tickets to a sporting event? our first caller on the line is mike in baltimore. good morning, mike? >> good morning how are you. >> in i'm great. would you shell out big bucks? >> only if the ravens were in the super bowl. >> so you're getting your money ready for the next season because you know that is what is going to happen. >> of course, i'm a season ticket holder. i have been offered hundreds for my tickets but there's no price tag on them. >> so you understand the fans out there. >> if they do, they're not real fans. >> good morning, keeria. >> good morning. >> is there a price at which you would shell out big bucks for tickets? >> absolutely not. if it's not the normal price, then you know, better luck next year. >> does that mean you're not a big sports fan or you're just a fan of your money. >> actually, i am and i know one of players on the maryland terp
team very well, but i'm just not going to pay big money like that. there's other things that you could afford ta pay for that you may need in life than for a ticket. >> i hear you. there's going to be folks coming to you for a loan because they have have spent all of their money on sports tickets. >> alicia in baltimore is online. >> good morning. >> how much would you pay for the sports tickets? >> it's the maryland terps. i'm a maryland resident, would i say just about anything for a ticket to watch the maryland terps play in a rival game. >> is this a big game, isn't it? a lot of people are nervous already for what is going to happen tonight? >> yeah. >> thank you for your call. let's at a a look at what should osome of our folks on fak are saying. brian said he would shell out money for super bowl, nascar 500 and the first round of golf that tiger woods plays after rehab.
>> patricia wrote, yes definitely to see the ravens and the steel bums to play. >> antonio said h, no. i would put the money toward a sporting party. if they lose, we still can party and not having to leave and face traffic. it's only one night. three hours. if it's a national championship, that's another story. >> oh, yeah, i would for the world cup final, anytime, anywhere, nothing like seeing a soccer match live in person. thank you for all of your responses this morning and go terps. later on fox 45 morning news, the humane society needs your help. what the group is asking for from the baltimore community. 20 degrees is pretty decent. >> but next will you still want to drink up after using the robe
say you open a nice bottle of wine for your sweetheart, but you forgot to put the chardonnay to chill. can the robe wine chiller save your evening? we will put it to the test. they say a fine wine gets better with age but being chilled to peperfection. doesn't hurt either. this white wine should idealy be between 40 to 50 degrees but instead it's a warm 75 degrees. can the robe make the difference? we slide the product on top of the bottle and poured at a 45-degree angle. the wine travels through the cold cartridge and the thermometer reads down
15 degrees in just seconds. could a slower pour make the wine even cooler. following the direction we controlled the flow of wine by putting our thumb over a valve allowing the wine to spend more time over the cartridge and it makes a difference. >> yes, it does work. it does do what they say. >> we wanted to know how long the robe would keep chilling so we kept pouring? it starts to lose its gusto after a bottle or so. >> you have to put it in the freezer and regenerate it. >> wine experts could prefer their wine a little cooler. >> 20 degrees is pretty decent. i think it's a deal. >> but if you're in a pinch the product could save your evening. let's raise a glass to that. the robe instant wine refresher retailed for 79.95. for more
next on fox 45 morning news. another round of snow. what you're waking up to and when we could finally see temperatures in the 50s. get the hottest gossip straight from the stars. find out what 10 sel tinsel tows saying on twitter. and let's hear it for the boys. last night's best and worst american idol performances good morning. it's wednesday, march 3rd. i'm patrice harris. we start this morning with a school delay to tell you about. garrett county schools are on a two-hour delay.
any day that we're not talking about a new round of snow is a good day. good morning, meteorologist jessica starr is here to fill us on the details. you know, we knew it could be just a little bit, but it didn't even turn into that. >> that's good. south and north got a little bit of snow random a little bit. everyone around could have it. we are dealing with rainshowers and the coastal low is going to move through the delmarva peninsula. we have will winds later today as well as rainshowers. some heavier north of ocean city and dover delaware. they had significant rainshowers and they're drying out a little bit. the and clouds are going to stay thick. the temperatures that what is was chri critical. that is why we didn't see showers out there. the ground temperature both at 28 at d.c. bundle up, 37 degrees out there
an overcast day. the lunch hour a lot of clouds, by noon, 39 degrees and 40 by 6:00 p.m. tonight although there's sunshine and more mild temperatures in our forecast. i will have that coming up in a if you minutes. first let's check in with can to see how the morning commute is shaping up. >> it's a pretty annoying right you on there. we're checking in on the beltway moving at harford road. and take a look at these delays. it's stacking up from 95 down toward harford and eventually all the way up toward charles street and that is because there's an accident right at the charles street location. so unfortunately, the usually tough ride is even worse this morning. the entire outer loop stretch from 95 up toward 83, look at that, a 9 minute-delay, 21 minutes to get there, traveling at 29 miles per hour. and the beltway, well, it's heavy all loafer. the outer loop lanes, looking at 795, looking at a 17-minute
ride, 29 miles per hour and 795, down toward 95, at 24 miles per hour with a 26 minute clip there. that's a look at th your travel, patrice, back over to you. 8:02 on fox 45 morning news. it seems mother nature might finally be on our side throughout this winter. we have seen plenty of white out conditions and more snow. what is predicted for our region today but so far this morning we're only waking up to rain. megan gilliland is live at howard county with a look at how things are out there. it doesn't even look like it's raining anymore. >> reporter: it's drizzling but no snow. the only thing we're dealing with is the wind. i feel like i could be in a music video. a lot of window, but when you think of what we have dealt with in the past, this is nothing. we are talking with people who have been on the roads this morning. brian and we were talking about what a relief this is.
there's no snow out there. >> i'm feeling good. this feels like summer compared that who we have had in the past three, 4 months. >> reporter: there's a little bit of wind and puddles but nothing to be concerned anymore. >> i will take this any day. >> reporter: the big question, we have three weeks before spring, do you think we will get hit again. >> it was near 50 yesterday. i think it's almost over. >> reporter: ryan, thank you so much. we were asking you guys on facebook what you thought if you think that winter is going to hit us one more time. here are responses. angie says, uh-huh, what is that old folk saying, if like a lion. in like a lamb. there's maryland surprises of some kind in march. and doyle responded with spring guard, lll. this morning we're all laughing out loud at mother nature
because of what she brought us today, at least it's not snow. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. three cult members accused of starving a baby on death are found guilty. queen antoinette, trevia williams and markus cobbs were accused of starving javon thompson because he wouldn't say a men. it took jurors two hours to reach their verdict. in the end they found all cult members guilty of child abuse that resulted in death and second-degree murder. >> these people are surely guilty of everything that the jury convicted them of. i'm absolutely delight thatted jury came back with a just verdict in this case. >> right now i wish i could just hold javon and hug him. you know, this is in his name. this is all about javon. this is not about me or my daughter, it's about javon. all three defendants represented themselves and now all three face a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. they will be sentenced on may
18th. a man involved in a drag race that killed eight people gets 15 years in prison. derrick bullock was sentenced. he was racing tevon taylor when he slammed into a crowd on the road catching a different race. taylor was convicted on monday of driving in an illegal street race and reckless driving but the jury deadlocked on vehicular mamanslaughter charges. his retrial had been reschedule for october. police say the father, 19-year-old darrell taylor broke through the bathroom door and hit the mother and daughter. the baby is in critical condition with skull fractures. taylor is charged with assault and child abuse. officials in washington d.c. will start the process of giving marriage licenses to same sex couples today. couples can legally start
applying for marriage licenses begin at 8:30 this morning. that is when the city's marriage bureau opens. workers have been told they can expect 200 people to show up. d.c. is the 6th place in the nation where same sex couples can marry. >> it's a dream come true to be able to commit to the person i love here in my community where i live and work. >> couples won't be able to tie the knot in washington d.c. until next tuesday because there's a mandatory waiting period for marriage license applications. >> here in maryland the senate judicial proceedings is set to consider several bills on same-sex marriage today. they will hear testimony on legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage along with a proposal that would ban the recognition of marriages performed in other states. last week attorney general doug gensler said that maryland should recognize same-sex marriages performed in other
states. what would you pay for a ticket to tonight to the game of maryland against duke. some are offering, 5 to 10 times the face value and others are getting more creative. joel d smith is live at college park where it all will go down tonight. other than money, what are people offering for these tickets, joel. >> reporter: some guy, he is a law student and he says he will give free legal advice, free legal services in exchange for some tickets. people try to creative and see if that works. i don't think it's going to at least according to these guys. these folks are the student section, and they get the tickets for free. some have been trying to offer 150 or $300. it won't be these guys. these guys have been here since yesterday. i got erica here, are you going work? >> i was until i started to play >> reporter: were you actually getting work done. you can't go to class, you got to be here in line.
>> that's correct. i missed my first class. >> reporter: $2,000 if i it in my hand to give it for your ticket. what would you say? >> after being in the cold this long, no way. >> reporter: anyone else $1,000. the doors don't open until 7:30 point. 9:00 is the game. they're going to be out here for 14 hours beside the time that they were up somewhere else. we hear about counterfeiting it could be an issue. they have the things inside to make sure that doesn't happen. it's going to be a while to get inside. we have seen it's senior night. they're very excited and i'm not sure what we can offer. >> i don't either, because they seem very die hard. the question is are the terps going to win tonight? >> reporter: i will ask that first? are the terps going to win tonight? >> yeah. >> reporter: no doubt from them. i agree as well after losing to duke. cool things planned in there plus the terps are on a roll
right now. i think they're going to win tonight. and if they have anything to say about, that will happen, too. >> if they win tonight, those kids are got going to class tomorrow. two full days of no school. you can help through art. the cause of a weekend exhibit is going bone fit. -- to benefit. i do shows around town and i'm well known in pennsylvania. later we meet some
helping through art. you can support a family in need. dan is live with how you can do that for this morning's hometown hot spot. good morning, dan. >> good morning. >> this art exhibit is going to help a family that needs it right now but you're going to go home with great art so it's a win, win. >> definitely, it's helping a good friend of ours mike, who was recented diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma, no disability so he is really vug struggling. >> you are hoping that everybody would buy all the art on the wall. >> that would be ideal. it's 250 pieces or so from all over the country. we're doing the best we can. >> are these people that know mike that donated this or you
just told them what the cause was and you got a lot of artists that said let me help out? >> it's about half and half. a lot of it comes from all around the country. we all have so many friends and network in the artist community that we were able to just kind of call a fu bun of favors and everyone is very helpful and sent out as much as they could which is great. >> we wish you the best of luck with that silent auction, that fundraiser. we want to let folks know when and where they can go to it. thank you for joining us this morning. it's at the sky lost galleries, it's at on saturday at 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. for more information go to foxbaltimore.com/morning. for today for wednesday, unfortunately we will be dealing with cloudy skies and rainshowers in the area thanks to the coastal low that it's off the south carolina and virginia coast. we will have low visibility out
there for today, dreary conditions and the wind are going to pick up for us later today and for the daytime later today and tomorrow. closer, heavier rainshowers earlier today toward dover, salisbury and ocean city. drying out just a little bit but like i said the clouds are low so we're going to have some drizzly conditions out there. we didn't see snow showers today because the air temperature and the ground temperature were well above freezing. right now 38 degrees in baltimore, 38 degrees in d.c.37 degrees in hagerstown and still 27 in oakland in the higher elevations where they could stilly 1-2 inches of accumulation for snow. a lot of clouds around and some isolated rainshowers in the area as the low pressure system tracks out toward sea. as we look for later tonight and thursday, the clouds willistic arounwill stickaround tomorrow h could see a couple of peeks of sunshine depending how fast the
system moves out. once we get into today and tomorrow we are in for a treat for us. crear us ouclear us out, and drd a little bit of a taste of spring this weekend. for today some clouds and rainshowers out there. heavier toward the eastern shore as they are closer to the coastal low. out of north at 10-20 miles per hour and central maryland an overcast day, a gray day outside, 41 degrees still below normal for this time of year as we are in the first week of march. if you're headed toward the higher elevations and toward maryland, 32 degrees, critical confidential because they will l temperature because they will see more snow showers. clouds for the downtown baltimore, 41 degrees and isolated rainshowers in the area. tonight mostly cloudy 33 degrees. that is going to be critical for us here because if the roadways had been wet throughout the day for today, some refreezing on the roadways today in the outlying suburb areas.
take that and keep it in the back of your head if you're traveling out today and earl yeaearliertomorrow morning. look at the next couple of days once we get past the pressure system we are going to enjoy beautiful weather. 47 degrees on friday. 52 on sunday, and look at monday and tuesday, 56 degrees on monday and 55 degrees next tuesday. that is a look at the forecast, let's check in with forecast to see how the roads are shaping up this morning. >> reporter: well this, ises had a not been a fun morning on the roadways. unfortunately we don't have relief in sight. we are checking out the average speeds and look at this at 10 miles per hour on 95, traveling through whitemarsh right now. on the jfx, at 22 on the southbound lanes and we do have a lot of incidents to talk about especially on the beltway. so there's a crash. it's fairly new one, it does take out two right lanes, the inner loop of the beltway it's
approaching 70. let's show you what the scene looks like moving at 695 at 40 and take a look at sicabl sizabe delay. the inner loop and the outer loop the same old deal. it's going to delayed toward wilkens avenue. farther up checking in on the scene at liberty road, there it is on the outer loop lanes a little bit of clearing on the outer loop direction and the inner loop as well. moving o on the top end of the beltway congested as usual traveling toward the jfx but then we have a crash on the outer loop lane. it blokes th blocks the right lt charles street. wherever you're traveling on the beltway we're looking at lengthy delays. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice, back to you. coming up this wednesday and this means tinsel town on twitter. what the stars of hollywood are twitting about?
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twitting to document the horrific tragedy. february 26, said complete and utter chaos on the streets. no power, my heart is beating out of my chest. tsunami warning, i'm only a mile inland and this is just incredible. he readil really actually bill a correspondent for many news outlets. he was there. he was in the middle of it. it was another thing that was a scare for him. he is actually a type one diabetic and he was running low other insulin supplies for his pump. >> what did he do at that time. >> these hospitals much more things to worry about. he is twitting that he is doing okay. >> he is still in the country. >> i read up in his twitter, and it seems that he has been getting out. he has been trying to hop around airports. he had to travel 10 hours by car to get to one airport.
he has had quite the journey. >> he never expected anyone to per form. >> but he is okay. and then we want to talk about much lighter and happier news. it might sounde sound odd but jy ijim carecarey is a grandfather. >> look at that so cute. it's hard to believe jim carey. >> ki see himi can see him. he seems like he would be a fun grandpa but he is going to have to watch the faces. >> we end with a tweet that is a goojoifjoy of a different kind. apolo ohnu is letting loose a little bit. on the food chain, people, it
feels and tastes good. i can't wait to working out. i'm addicted to exercise. i want to eat but i haven't been able to eat but i still have to keep in shape. >> he can probably give a little bit. have some pizza for me. >> he followed it by going to dinner here and going to lunch here. of course, we want to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from hollywood or from here. make sure to follow us on twitter at foxbaltimore.com and click on twitter under the community feature section. the humane society is in dire need of funding. how you can help the animals that depend on it. >> and later, the competition on american idol is getting tougher. the dreams of some of those left as the girls hit
be a friend to man's best friend. the baltimore umain humane society is in dire need of donations. we have friends and sarah to keep the animals calm here. >> what is going on with the humane society, you're need of funding. >> we need funding and we're located at reisterstown off of 96 dee96nicodemus road. we always need the capital improvements and we need to fence in the yards. that's a big thing. >> yeah. >> we always need like a lot of portable air-conditioners.
>> okay. >> like little refrigerators, we have a lot of medication. right now we're trying to raise funds for building -- we have need for power generators. new air-conditioning system for the dogs and boiler there's a lot of things that we need to improve the facility. sometime things you need money for but volunteers that could come and build the fences. >> we definitely need help with that also. we have volunteers to help us with the animals, also. >> we have events that people take them to. >> look at how cute. have you an event coming up in a couple of weeks if you want to adopt. >> at the owings mills mall we have an adoption event but come up to adoption center at reisterstown. we have so many dogs and cats that need homes. this is gosh gushy was who sun r surrendered. they are well taken care of, but
they need a home. >> i got one of my dogs from the humane society, love him to death but it does take money to take care of them. you all need these donations to come in on a regular basis. >> we are a non-profit. what people don't realize, we even have a pet cemetery that we have to upkeep. there's so much that we need help. we have great pets like mia. >> there's great animal lovers out there. i'm counting on them to come out and give you some help. >> for more information on how you can help, just log on to our website at foxbaltimore.com and/morning. coming up next, the songs are getting bigger and bigger. ♪ ♪ sometimes i wish >> what the judges thought of lee on last night's american idol. i'm joel d smith live in college park for the biggest game of the year for the terps,
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news. i'm patrice harris. we start with a school delay, garrett county schools are on a two-hour delay, still digging out from the garrett county of 260 inches of snow. we are glad that is not us here. we didn't get any snow overnight. and meteorologist jessica starr is here to tell us. it's not going to sneak? in later today? >> no by the weekend it will be completely over. >> the sun will be coming in. >> there's still huge snow piles as i come in, the low pressure system down to the south and it's going to move across the delmarva pen anyone cu peninsul.
we could still see light rainshowers and a couple of flurries mixed for later today and into the first part of thursday as the coastal low takes time pulling out of our region. the temperatures that is the reason that we didn't see the showers out there. 38d.c., 37 in salisbury and 27 in oakland. the bus stop forecast this morning, 37 degrees, light showers in the area, bundle the kids up and by lunch hour 39 degrees on a cloudy condition. the clouds will stick with us until 6:00 p.m. tonight. there's sunshine and mild temperatures. it's all headed our way. i will have that in the full forecast in a few minutes but first we will check on the candace with the morning commute. >> reporter: thank you, jessica. we're checking in on at harford road. look at all of cars, massive delays from 95 through harford road and through charles street.
it's all due to an accident on the outer loop direction right at the charles street exit there. this is going to be a big time trouble time for us this morning. from 95 up toward 83 running heavy, we're in the red right now and that entire stretch we're looking at a 27 minute-delay, a 23-mile per hour ride. and the same deal from 83 up toward 795, just some relief at 16 minutes at 28 miles per hour. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, back over to you. 8:33 now on fox 45 morning news. we got rain but in most parts of our region we didn't get snow overnight. megan gilliland is live at how howard county with what we got. >> reporter: i ordered a swimming suit and i'm purring it a little bit -- pushing it a little bit. it stopped drizzling a few minutes ago, but we saw steady
drizzling from 5:00 this morning oon ward. there's a person who is not so happy that we didn't see snow. we're talking to tom and you were a little disappointed this morning, tell me why. >> because i didn't want to go to work. >> reporter: you were hoping that you would be off again. >> i was hoping there would be some kind of delay and i could sleep in again. >> reporter: what you are you thinking, are you hoping we get more snow in the next three weeks left of winter. >> no, i'm done with it, but this morning i was hoping for a little. >> reporter: any puddles that people should be concerned out there. >> not really, there's accidents out there, but other than that, just take it easy. >> reporter: tom, thank you so much, enjoy your day. the conditions out here and a little slick because of the rain. with the three weeks left the winter do you think we will get
another storm left in that time. some of you have been responding in on our face book page. according to to the farmer's almanac we get mostly rain from here to spring. i hope they're right. and trina told us on facebook, she says, i think they're at least going to get more snow maybe an evan left. hopefully not even an inch, hopefully we will be dealing with nicer conditions soon. if you are headed out this morning, take your umbrella but definitely no snow boots today. for sports fans college park is the place to be. the blue duke devils are coming to town. some people are willing to pay anything to get into the comcast center tonight. that is where joel d smith is live with more on that demand for tickets. we have a lot of people writing in about this game on facebook. and-year-oland gerald wants to n
the terps win tonight, are all of those fans going to storm the court. >> reporter: that's an easy question. are you going to storm the court tonight? >> yeah. >> reporter: no doubt. some people have been in line since late last night. for food what jur your plan. what are you going to do for food. >> i'm going to have to recruit people to get food for me. >> reporter: what about these feel, how do they go to the bathroom? >> i haven't thought about that. >> reporter: you can tell she is a freshman. she hasn't thought all of this out here. we have veterans, junior, bathroom, what do you do. >> we have a google group online with the spreadsheet worked out. we all know when our times are. i'm going to class in a couple of hours and i think i can handle the food. >> reporter: you're going to get class in today. >> yes, i'm going to get two classes in. we will all come back and it
will workout. >> reporter: you're a smart guy. you did the spreadsheet. you did all of that stuff. are you smarter to take the money if i had $1,000 right now. >> without a doubt. i'm sorry that's not the answer you're looking for. >> reporter: that's the honesty. >> $1,000, we're poor here. >> reporter: finally we found somebody who is willing to take the money. they will get in here at 7:30 ask they will storm to their seats. they say it's worth. it. i have to agree. joel d smith fox 45 morning news. very cute. well, last night an unexpected change on american idol, the girls were originally scheduled to take the stage but one of the contestants, crystal bowersock was rushed to the hospital and that means the guys got to sing a day early. the question is, were they prepared? ♪ sometimes i wish she was you
♪ i can't >> lee sang "lips of an angel" and even though not all the judges agreed that he had the voice of an angel, but they all agreed he is ready to be a star. >> i think was a big improvement. and there were pitch problems. they're still there. i can hear you on the radio right now. >> vocally, i said this before, you are head and shoulders above everyone else in your side of the competition. >> that's praise. not a lot of people got a lot of praise. >> people on our facebook page liked him. annette, he is one of the guys she liked. >> i have to agree. i actually think that he might be the guy to beat so far. i mean, and there was a huge immaterial improvement, because last week i was like, come on guys. you got to bring in.
whatever randy says, it's the truth. >> it looks like every season we start saying who is going to be the star. midway through and closer to then. >> they get groomed. >> every year it happens. >> it's hard to believe that people all across the country tried out. but there can only be one american idol. tomorrow four more contestants will be headed home, though. this morning the top 20 talked to us about the hopes of making it big. >> this year's group really is incredible and has great potential. >> idol fans are still getting to know the contestants but they better hurry, four more are going home tomorrow. ♪ >> one thing all of the singers have? common is the dream that idol will be the one big break. ♪ we're in even >> i do a lot of different things back at home. when you're a working musician, you know, in my area, you have
to do a lot of stuff, because if you don't, you don't work enough. i got bills to pay so i did a lot of different stop. >> back home i'm a working musician. i call the 4 hour gig thing. you start at 8:00 and you're out of thereby midnight. >> i do shows around town and i'm well known in pennsylvania. >> i don't have a job back home. i perform shows and stuff, that is pretty much all i do. >> a few are repeat contestants who came back to audition a little older and a little wiser. ♪ ♪ i definitely think that first of all i have improved as a singer, just generally speaking, as a singer, as a writer and a whole. >> reporter: knowing that road could end early is a difficult reality. >> i think this is what i'm meant to do. i couldn't have the 9 to 5 job
and the white picket fence and a couple of kids. i couldn't do it. i'm so glad to have been given this opportunity to live a crazy lifestyle. that is what i want to do. that's what i'm cut out for. well, of course, the girls will perform tonight. we're talking about idol on my blog and we're going behind the scenes all season long. interesting things on there. check it out. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on american idol under the entertainment section. you can watch idol tonight and tomorrow at 8:00 right here on fox 45. and now it's the girl's turn. >> hopefully crystal is okay enough to sing out tonight but that would be bad if she was out tonight. >> they have not said otherwise. indeed she is a good singer. she wants to bring it to the competition. there's an interesting story about her. she didn't watch idol before
only $10. 8:44 is the time on a cloudy wednesday thanks to the low your system that is going to be -- low pressure system that is going to be the south. on the backside of the low pressure system is where we will see winds picking up later today. a closer view for you. we had heavier rainshowers toward dover and ocean city this morning.
those will start to taper off a little bit but we will still have visibility out there and wet roadways. we didn't see snow showers out there because the roadways and the air temperature were above freezing. 36 in wil wilmington and still w freezing 27 degrees in oakland, maryland, so cool conditions today. below normal temperatures, again and a lot of clouds around because the low pressure system is going to hover around our region for the daytime for today and the first part of thursday. we will have breezy conditions start to pick up later today and lingering toward thursday. when we start the day off tomorrow, we will have clouds around but gradual clearing. the good news is by friday and the weekend the high pressure system going to buildup here and bringing us the sunshine, mild temperatures in the low 50s for the weekend and mid-50s by monday and tuesday. a little bit of a taste of spring here. unfortunately you will have to get through today and tomorrow. heavier rainshowers are possible for the eastern shore and stronger winds as they are
closer to the coastal low system. winds out of the north at 10-15 miles per hour. light rainshowers in the vicinity below normal of 41 degrees for the high temperature. if you have travel plans to western maryland today they have the potential to see more snow showers and rainshowers but no huge accumulation. they could see 1-2 inches with the temperature around 33 degrees today. downtown baltimore a lot of clouds, light rainshowers, 41. overnight tonight, mostly cloudy skies and 33 degrees, although that temperature will be critical because we could see refreezing on the roadways from the west roadways from today. overnight tonight the temperature will be around 32, 33 marks depending on outlying areas. if you have travel plans tonight or early tomorrow morning. here is the mice weather headed -- the nice weather headed our way. cloudy and cool and frerch degrees. -- 47 degrees. the first weekend of march is looking nice and seasonable.
51 on saturday, and 55 on sunday and the 56 on monday and tuesday. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45's power dueful doppler radapowerfuldoppe incoming storms. interactive tools will let you snow when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com/iradar. there's a lot of problems out there. >> reporter: looking at at speed it's a miserable ride out there. we're at 6 miles per hour a the beltway at harford road and at 32 on the southbound end of the jfx. now the trouble is on that beltway especially right near the route 40 area. there's a crash on the inner loop lanes. it's at 70 and let's show you what it looks like moving through catonsville, yeah, it's going to be a parking lot. the entire inner loop stretch is backed up from 895 leading all the way up toward the flashing
lights there. and now farther up, 695 moving at liberty road, let's check in on that region, now it's the outer loop direction that we're concerned with, and you can see intermittent stop and go delays from liberty making the push toward 70. on the top end, it's the inner look side that is congested up toward the jfx and then there's an accident moving through towson. it's on the outer loop direction. that's is at charles street. that's a look at your very hectic morning travels, patrice, back over to you. thank you, candace. coming up next who doesn't like doughnuts. well, find out about dunkin donuts newest menu options. th
have a sweet start to your day, dunkin donuts is coming tout with a new waffle product. stavey carol with dunkin donuts is joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> when you doughnuts like this, you don't need other products. >> yes, obviously, we do, because the crew is drooling over it. >> it's the sandwich, it's a sausage egg on a waffle. >> if i could describe to you the smells, you would be drooling like the floor crew. you have -- >> we have vintage stuff coming out in honor of our 60th birth day. you will a lot of these coming
out so people can buy the vintage logos. >> and everybody wants a doughnut, you can't go wrong it that. the waffle products you are bringing them back because they were that big last year. >> back by popular demand. >> and they are here for a limited time. >> 4 of 6 weeks. >> you are always good to us bringing us this stuff. any new products on the horizon. >> we will come back and visit you with more stuff. >> when will you come out with the doughnut egg sandwich? >> the doughnut egg sandwich. i will let r&b know. >> if they use that idea. >> that is not happening anytime son. we will stick with the waffle products because they're that good. for more information log on to
's one thing to have a rookie air traffic controller calling out your plane's flight plan but what about someone who is too young to even be a rook rookie. >> 171. >> okay, an air traffic controller at jfx international airport let his son get directions but experts say live on every tran missio transmissis recording raises safety concerns. >> i'm sure that the controller is a wise controller but not a wise move in this day and age. >>the tower is a secure area and only faa licensed controllers are supposed to communicate with planes. the faa has su suspended the
employee until further investigation. how could you not know that is going to happen. maybe even the pilots knew in advance. >> that probably was not the best way to go. >> i don't think so. >> weather wise. >> our weather kid. >> i just let her go. she was really good. she does it in the morning, so i gave it all to her. >> the clicker and everything. >> let's see. >> today you're having current temperatures of 37 in salisbury, 38 in baltimore and 38 in washington. we're having schoo cool breezesg in later at 8:00 this morning. low temperatures and a little bit of rainshowers still. >> she was really good. >> she was talking about that. she wasn't saying what was on the screen. she knew it. >> she was excited about being an in actual television studio.
they do some of this at school. when she got here she was excited. >> she wants to be a journalist. weather wise, breezy conditions and scattered rainshowers in the area, a couple of rain flurries, and the rest of the time is looks nice as we are going to warm up to the low 50s. look at monday, and tuesday, it's going to be in the 50s. i never thought. i think i'm going to -- i think my flip flops are coming out. i'm getting a pedicure. >> for today, go terps. hopefully we will be nielg smilin--smiling like this tomor. we will see you.